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Description

Hand woven strap with braided ends. Decorated with a bar and checker design in white and green.

History Of Use

Woven belts, like this one, are worn in Canada by spirit dancers as part of their uniform. Anthropologist Pamela Amoss notes that uniforms reflect the type of spirit seen by the dancer in his/her vision. She also observed that the costumes worn in British Columbia were generally more colourful, than those worn by dancers in Washington State.

Cultural Context

weaving; spirit dancing; guardian spirit complex; ceremonial

Narrative

This object was collected by Dr. Raley, a missionary, who was based at the Coqualeetza Indian residential school in Sardis, BC. It is possible that he acquired it there.

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